Date : December 16, 2022
Video Report: Politics and Religion in Japan: The Separation of Religion and State, in Principle and in Reality (Dr. Katsuhiro Kohara, Professor, Doshisha University)
post date : 2022.12.16
Since the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the relationship between “new religions” and politics has become a major issue. With discussions on this topic considered taboo until now, what is the relationship between politics and religion in Japan like today, based on the principle of the separation of religion and state introduced after World War II, and what contradictions and issues exist? What will happen in the future with the Unification Church problem, as well as with what could be considered its cause, the relationship between politics and religion?
The FPCJ has invited pastor and theologian Dr. Katsuhiro Kohara, a professor at the Doshisha University School of Theology who has been actively commenting on this topic in the media, to discuss the relationship between politics and religion in Japan while including an international perspective.
The briefing had a total of 27 participants including journalists from China, France, Germany, Portugal, Singapore, UK and US.
■Date: December 16 (Fri), 2022, 10:30-12:00
■Theme: Politics and Religion in Japan: The Separation of Religion and State, in Principle and in Reality
■Briefer: Dr. Katsuhiro Kohara, Professor, Systematic Theology, School of Theology, Doshisha University
■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation
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